Walter Jacob GREEN Eva Lee GREEN Bonnie Sue CLEMENT Walter Jacob GREEN Laurie Margaret LEE Mini tree diagram
Walter Jack GREEN

Walter Jack GREEN1,2,4,7,6,3,5,8

26th Feb 19247 - 1st Sep 19747

Life History

26th Feb 1924

Born in Muskogee County, Oklahoma.7

(less likely)

26th Feb 1924

Born in Muskogee County, Oklahoma.1,2,3,4

(most likely)

28th Aug 1942

Military: Enlistment in the U S Navy in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California.5

11th Nov 1942

Military service: Departure to Sea on USS Overton, Ship #239 in from Tompkinsville, Staten Island, New York.5

1st Sep 1974

Died in Fresno County, California, USA.7

(less likely)

1st Sep 1974

Died in Sierra County, California.3,4,6

(most likely)

after 1st Sep 1974

Buried in Fresno Memorial Gardens, Fresno, Fresno County, California.3

(most likely)

Other facts


Married Bonnie Sue CLEMENT


Buried in Fresno, Fresno, California.7


  • Jack was likely Jackson, named after a great uncle.  Many men calledJackson were actually named Andrew Jackson, after the famous TennesseeGeneral and President of the United States.  Green family researcherBev Bell reports his name as Walter Jack, born in Nov 1924, eventhough he had a brother named Walter Jacob Jr, born about a yearlater.

    Both sons are reported in the 1930 as Jack and Junior Green, and in1940 as Jack and Jacob.  They are with their widowed mother and sisterin the residence of their uncle, Walter Jacob Green's brother PinkGreen.  Walter Jacob later went by Jake and Walter Jack went by WalterJ (ref the 1957 city directory).

    The Social Security record matching Jack or Walter Jack Green, hisbirth date has simply Walter Green.

    1930 Federal Census,  Fresno County, California, 18 April, Township 5,District 76, page 7A, Conejo Avenue, Hse #150, Fam #151
    Green, Pink Head M W 42 First married at 32 [but no wife in thehousehold] OK TN TN Farm Laborer
    Green, Maggie Sister-in-law F W 35 First married at 34 [but no husbandin the household] OK MO MO
    Green, Eva Lee Niece  F W 7 OK OK OK
    Green, Jack Nephew  M W 6 OK OK OK
    Green, Junior Nephew  M W 4yrs 4mos OK OK OK [b abt Dec 1925]

    In the 1940 census, Jack and his siblings are reported as children ofPink.  It appears to be an enumerator error.

    1940 Federal Census, Fresno County, California, 9 April, JudicialTownship 11, District 132, page 2B, Belmont Ave, Hse #43, Rents $10,Live on a Farm
    Green, Pink Head M W 53 Widow First  Grade 3 b Oklahoma  Place under2000 population in 1935 Farmer
    Glory, Maggie Wife F W 48  Grade 3 b OK lived in same house in 1935
    Green, Eva Dau F W 17 Single Grade 8 b OK lived in same house in 1935
    Green, Jack Son M W 16 Single HS-1 b OK lived in same house in 1935Farm Laborer
    Green, Jacob Son M W 14 Single Grade 8 b OK lived in same house in1935

    U.S. World War II Navy Muster Rolls, 1938-1949
    Jack Walter Green
    Service Number 562 68 77
    Enlistment 28 August 1942 Los Angeles
    USS Overton, Ship #239
    Departure 11 Nov 1942 from Tompkinsville, Staten Island, New York toSea

    U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    Fresno, California, City Directory, 1957, p 269
    Green Jake (Doris D) trencher opr Dallas Wilson h 3842 E Austin way[Walter Jacob Green, son of Walter Jacob Green & Laurie Margaret Lee,wife Doris D Mahaffey]
    p 270
    Green Walter Jr jan First Natl Bk r 521 S 3d [unclear who this is]
    Green Walter J (Bonnie) heavy equip opr Valley Eng h 3049 Inyo [WalterJack Green, son of Walter Jacob Green & Laurie Margaret Lee, wifeBonnie Clement]

    U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    Fresno, California, City Directory, 1960, p 306
    Green Walter J (Bonnie S) emp Valley Engineers Inc h 1508 E Garland av

    U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
    Walter Green
    Born 26 Feb 1924
    Died Sep 1974
    SSN 564-20-3136 issued California (Before 1951)

    Jack's death record reports that he died in Sierra County.  This is alow population county near Reno, Nevada.

    California, Death Index, 1940-1997
    Walter J Green
    Social Security #564203136
    Birth 26 Feb 1924 Oklahoma
    Death 1 Sep 1974 Sierra County

    "Sierra County is a county located in the U.S. state of California.As of the 2010 census, the population was 3,240 making it thesecond-least populous county in California.  The county seat isDownieville, and the only incorporated city is Loyalton.  The countyis located in the Sierra Nevada, northeast of Sacramento on the borderwith Nevada."
    --  "Sierra County, California," Wikipedia,,_California

    Walter Jack Green

    Birth Feb 26, 1924 Muskogee County, Oklahoma
    Death Sep 1, 1974 Fresno County, California
    [California death records say he died in Sierra County, California]

    Jack Green was the son of Walter Jacob Green (1889-1925) and MaggieLee Green (1897-1952).
    He was middle child of their three children: Eva Lee, (himself) andJunior (Walter Jacob (Jake) GREEN

    Spouse Bonnie Sue Clement Green (1927 - 1983)

    Paul Ester Burch (1914 - 1989) Half-sibling
    Eva Lee Green (1922 - 2002)
    Walter Jacob Green (1925 - 1984)

    U.S. Navy Veteran of WW II.

    When just babes, their father died; his extended family soon moved tocentral Calif, along with their mother, Maggie, who was staying in herbrother-in-law's HH (Pink Green) in 1930 census. America was indifficult economic times. No child support.

    Jack married Bonnie Sue Clement (1927-1983) according to WFT. (Threeliving children).

    Jack's Funeral card is posted Family Tree [?], which shows several ofhis Green family as pallbearers, and that interment was in FresnoMemorial Gardens. Eva Lee, his sister, and Walter Jacob (Jake) arealso bur. here.  Pictures of tombstones are courtesy of Bev Bell, onFamily Tree.

    Burial Fresno Memorial Gardens, Fresno, Fresno County, California

    Created by wvy Jul 25, 2011
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #73921580,

    A Texas birth certificate was discovered in September 2016 that iseerily similar to the child of Walter Jacob Green and Laurie MargaretLee, named Walter Jack Green.  The reported date of birth for WalterJack in Social security records and his grave is 26 February 1924.The birth date on the birth certificate was 29 November 1924.

    This child was born in Gainesvill, Texas, a town associated with thisGreen family, since the original Green, Toliever Green,  moved hisfamily there was Georgia a little before the 1960 census when theywere reported there.  Walter Jacob Green and Walter Jack Green werecons of Toliver's grandson Walter Jacob Green, son of Toliver's sonJacob GReen, known also in family memory as Jake.

    The newborn son was not named, reported as "Full name of childUnknown."  (The form states that if the name is not known at thtattime a supplemental report is to be made.  No such report has yet beenfound to match.)

    The child's father is reproted as J Walter Green and the mother asWillie Owens.

    Child's Name Unknown, Legitimate Boy
    Birth 29 Nov 1924 N Weaver St Ward 3 (Family residence), Gainesville,Cooke County, Texas, USA
    Father J Walter Green, white, born Texas, Occupation Farming
    Mother Willie Owens, white, born Texas, Occupation Housewife
    Mother Residence Gainesville, Texas


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